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Managing Natural Resource Rents: China and Africa

IGC Growth Week 2010 public lecture

Is China's strategy - of negotiating deals in which resources are exchanged for infrastructure - mutually beneficial, or a new variant of the plunder of Africa? China 'asks no questions' of African governments: is that respectful of African sovereignty or an abrogation of responsibility?

With natural resources playing a central role in African development, Professor Paul Collier, author of The Plundered Planet, explores these key questions with Dr Christopher Alden, Reader at the Department of International Relations, LSE, as a discussant.

Professor Paul Collier is Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Oxford University, and academic co-director of the International Growth Centre (IGC).

Dr Christopher Alden is Reader at the Department of International Relations, LSE.

This event will include at the start a welcome address from Gobind Nankani, Executive Director, International Growth Centre and Alan Winters, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development.

This is the first public event of Growth Week 2010, a three-day conference organised by the International Growth Centre (IGC). The next public event is on 20 September at 6.30pm and is entitled Mobile phones and Development.


Professor Sir Paul Collier | talks
Discussant: Dr Christopher Alden | talks


Date and Time:

20 September 2010 at 4:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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